Naledi Chirwa (born 22 July 1993, Vosloorus, Gauteng) is a South African gender activist and politician. She is also a student leader, actor, mother, and feminist.
The young woman is famous for two (2) campaigns namely #RememberKhwezi and #FeesMustFall.
The two campaigns had a continuous effect all over South Africa (2015-2017).
Naledi was also among the leaders of the 2017 #ThisIsMyVagina campaign back.
Lately, she became one of the 100 members named by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party for a parliamentary seat.
She became the youngest parliamentary candidate in the history of South Africa.
- Name: Naledi Chirwa
- Date of birth: 22 July 1993
- Place of birth: Vosloorus, Gauteng
- Age: 26 years old
- Nationality: South Africa
- Occupation: Gender activist, actor, mother, student leader and feminist.
After completing her primary school education, Naledi graduated from Mamelodi Secondary School (2011).
Eventually, she got into the University of Pretoria where she obtained a BA Drama degree.
Later in 2018, she got into the Witwatersrand University where she is doing a BA in Drama and Film Studies (masters).
In 2010, she served as the deputy student president of Tshwane North College. Then, Naledi Chirwa was just fifteen years old.
That gave her the exposure to the hardships many black people face (especially women).
Later at the age of 20, Naledi joined EFF. Before her exposure to politics, she dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star.
At the time of the Fees Must Fall Campaign, she worked with renowned personalities. She worked with the likes of Nompendulo Mkhatshwa, Vuyani Pambo, and Peter Keetse.
Naledi grew up under the care of her mother and grandmother in her hometown. She is a single mother and has a child.
The Diligence and Academic Excellence from Tshwane District Municipality.
Community Involvement, Academic Excellence and Performance by the University of Pretoria.
Top 200 Young South Africans list by Mail and Guardian in 2017.
The 2017 #987Woman by Power FM.